Great looking interior design, and body design.
Very comfortable seats! Even in long drives.
Pretty good gas mileage
Little to no maintenance, very reliable
Fun to drive- accelerates well, turns are easy, handling is easy
Roomy trunk and backseats (Sedan)
Excellent a/c and heating functions
Standard Sound system was wonderful
Fun hidden panels for extra storage
CON: The sun visors were too short
The Only Right Choice for this Segment
2014 Mazda Mazda3Will - St. Louis, MO03/30/2015
This is the best handling and best looking car in the segment. It has an adequate amount of power but another 20 horsepower would go a long way. Although the trade off is the exceptional fuel economy. The stock tires create a little too much road noise on rough surfaces but nicer tires can always be installed. The fact of the matter is that if you enjoy driving and need a good commuter than this is the only choice.
The 2011 Mazda 3 is the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned! Not only does it have a sleek, attractive appearance, it handles well on the road, good on gas and can handle a rough situation or 2 (potholes, driving in the snow, bumps and bruises) and still come out shining without breaking or bending. Just keep this baby regularly maintained with oil changes and you will be good.
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